New era of college basketball

Big_C_KU

Well-Known Member
Gold Member
May 27, 2004
16,458
6,499
113
Are we at the beginning of a new era of college basketball? Feels like it with NIL, transfer portal, Covid ending, the retirement of legendary coaches from “modern era”, and how much the style of play has changed over the last few years to be more perimeter oriented.

It felt like the NBA changed 5 years or so ago as everyone adopted the Warriors style of play, became 3pt heavy, and more positionless. College basketball wasn’t going to be far behind style wise but all the other factors too have made it feel it’s a new era. As if the Modern era basically ended with the cancellation of the 2020 tournament and we’ve begun a new era of college basketball.

Does it feel like that to anyone else?
 

Kevin Bryan

Moderator
Moderator
Apr 30, 2011
18,087
20,732
113
Definitely a new era with legalized pay-for-play and free agency. Amateurism is long gone in college athletics. The major conferences may as well just break away from the NCAA and do their own thing at this point.
 

Fighter of the Nightman

Well-Known Member
Jul 8, 2019
1,442
1,568
113
Chicago, IL
Team
Illinois
I think you’ll see Blue Bloods continue as always, your next tier/“Sleeping Giant” programs make a leap forward and your “good every once in a while” schools shuffle, with those in big markets/with big donor bases take a step forward while those who don’t have the money to spend take a step back.
 
  • Like
Reactions: KisteK and cdbearde

della

Well-Known Member
Gold Member
Dec 11, 2001
43,949
24,676
113
Team
Tennessee
Are we at the beginning of a new era of college basketball? Feels like it with NIL, transfer portal, Covid ending, the retirement of legendary coaches from “modern era”, and how much the style of play has changed over the last few years to be more perimeter oriented.

It felt like the NBA changed 5 years or so ago as everyone adopted the Warriors style of play, became 3pt heavy, and more positionless. College basketball wasn’t going to be far behind style wise but all the other factors too have made it feel it’s a new era. As if the Modern era basically ended with the cancellation of the 2020 tournament and we’ve begun a new era of college basketball.

Does it feel like that to anyone else?
239827699053202.jpg

I call it the Rise of Orange, but you can call it "new era" if you like.
 

IUfanBorden

Well-Known Member
Gold Member
Dec 11, 2011
31,309
14,557
113
Team
Indiana
Definitely a new era with legalized pay-for-play and free agency. Amateurism is long gone in college athletics. The major conferences may as well just break away from the NCAA and do their own thing at this point.
Even more so now----Topps announced its plans to make CBB/CFB cards...

JFC....